The American Psychological Association recently voted to prohibit the involvement of psychologists in national security interrogations. This ban follows the release in July of the Hoffman Report, a revealing 542-page examination of APA’s involvement in torture and harsh interrogations carried out by the Bush administration. The report also details what it calls the “collusion” of several of the association’s top officials, ethics director included, with the Defense Department in order to “curry favor.” The report concluded, “APA chose its ethics policy based on its goals of helping D.o.D., managing its P.R. and maximizing the growth of the profession.” If you’re currently experiencing deja vu, don’t worry we have been here before. This ban matters because, while the practice of “harsh interrogations” will likely continue, psychologists will no longer be used as cover for these acts as they have in the past. This ban calls for the end of psychologists’ involvement in the conducting, supervision, and assistance in any and all harsh interrogation practices. Any members of APA who choose to continue their involvement in national security interrogation practices will be subject to ethics complaints and investigations. It is a small, but necessary, step in ending the torture of individuals detained by the United States.